Across Massachusetts, you’ll find natural and manmade wonders around every turn.

40 miles of unspoiled sandy beaches along the Cape Cod National Seashore await your footprints. Out in the western part of the state, you can follow in the footsteps of Native Americans along the 63-mile Mohawk Trail. Or follow some nearby, but larger footsteps: the Nash Dinosaur Tracks dinosaur footprint quarry.

A national landmark on Martha’s Vineyard, the multi-colored Aquinnah Cliffs offer stunning views from a multi-colored cliff formation… Explore the 34 Boston Harbor Islands and enjoy kayaking, camping, swimming and more, accessible by ferry from Boston… Chesterfield Gorge in Western Massachusetts features a 60-acre preserve for hiking, fishing and picnicking.

  • World's End, Hingham

  • Royalston Falls

  • Aquinnah Cliffs, Martha's Vineyard

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  • Wasque Reservation

    Chappaquidick Island

    This southeastern corner of Martha's Vineyard is undergoing dramatic change due to the seismic currents which are re-shaping this coastal... more

    + 3 saves
  • Bear Swamp

    Ashfield

    To early settlers, Bear Swamp was truly rough terrain: steep, wooded hillsides and exposed bedrock descending to boggy wetlands and... more

    + 2 saves
  • Long Point Wildlife Refuge

    West Tisbury

    Whether you want to play in the ocean, splash with the kids in sheltered salt- and freshwater ponds, or explore... more

    + 2 saves
  • Lowell Holly

    Sandwich

    Carriage roads follow the shoreline of Mashpee and Wakeby Ponds and pass through groves of American holly that embellish this... more

    + 2 saves
  • Menemsha Hills

    Chilmark

    The second-highest point on the island, Menemsha Hills contains a variety of habitats - and range of activities - to... more

    + 2 saves
  • Salisbury Beach State Reservation*

    Salisbury

    This 521-acre park stretches 3.8 miles along the Atlantic. Flush toilets, showers, and dumping station; all campsites have 20 - 50 AMP electrical... more

    + 2 saves
  • Tyringham Cobble

    Tyringham

    A geologic wonder, the Cobble was born from massive tectonic movements that shifted ancient strata, leaving an exposed underbelly of... more

    + 2 saves
  • Ward Reservation

    Andover

    Trails link three major hills - Shrub, Boston, and Holt - and looking out from their summits you can see... more

    + 2 saves
  • Arthur A. Smith Covered Bridge

    Colrain

    Over the North River. more

    + 1 saves
  • Chapel Brook Reservation

    Ashfield

    Hike to the top of Pony Mountain, then cool off with a summertime dip in the chilly waters of the... more

    + 1 saves
  • Powisset Farm

    Dover

    A restored farming operation, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, on a landscape with a history of pastures and planted... more

    + 1 saves
  • Crocker Neck Conservation Area Walk

    Cotuit

    Join BLT and professor Gil Newton, on an interpretive walk through the diverse ecosystems of the 97-acre Town-owned Conservation Area... more

    + 0 saves
  • Essex County Greenbelt

    Essex

    Since 1961, Essex County Greenbelt has been working to protect the farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic landscapes for the benefit of... more

    + 0 saves
  • Green River Pumping Station Covered Bridge

    Greenfield

    Over the Green River. more

    + 0 saves
  • Hardwick Covered Bridge

    Hardwick

    Over the Ware River. more

    + 0 saves
  • Pack Out Gear

    Charlestown

    Going camping? Pack Out Gear offers camping equipment rentals. Visitors to www.packoutgear.com may make selections from our inventory.... more

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  • Peaked Mountain

    Monson

    Explore woods roads through a former working forest and trek to a summit that rewards with panoramic views from Mount... more

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  • Petticoat Hill Reservation

    Williamsburg

    Explore a forest that boasts a rich variety of hardwood species, passing stone walls and cellar holes that reveal the... more

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  • Rock House Reservation

    West Brookfield

    Built by the glacier and blessed by indigenous tribes who hunted and worshiped here, the cave-like shelter and its surroundings... more

    + 0 saves
  • Scargo Hill Observation Tower

    Dennis

    View across Cape Cod Bay to Provincetown. more

    + 0 saves

Fall Fun: It's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

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